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Figure Skating Charms and a Wealth of Nuance

Haha…so…*guiltily posts this months later* I had this in my drafts 70% completed since episode 10 came out, but with episode 11 and 12 the fandom exploded on other issues, and I thought it was kind of irrelevant since the rings have so many layers of meaning already. But in PASH magazine’s March issue, Kubo-sensei actually brings this up. 

I ended up cleaning this post and after finding out that @sachiro​ was going to make a similar post, we decided to have “pair posts” to submit for victuuriweek. You can read their yoi meta here , which discusses and connects specific moments throughout the series to the points I’ll lay out in the second half of this post.

About Yuuri’s charm. Yuuri has a figure skating precedent for buying jewelry to act as a charm - it isn’t a blasé “lots of good stuff around here…yeah, rings can make good charms, right? idk, but I’m doing it anyway.” Here’s yet another layer.

Charms are a legitimate THING in figure skating.

You won’t read about this in figure skating intros or on Wikipedia, and you won’t hear commentators talk about it either (if it’s brought up, consider it a stroke of luck and immediately save that video/interview forever). Unless you follow skaters to the point of knowing about their personal lives, then this is one meaningful aspect of figure skating that is easy to miss.

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(also on ao3)

He’s been staring at the ceiling for an hour, jaw tight, neck-deep in self-pity and misery, when the phone rings. In one fluid movement, he rolls over, grabs the phone from where it lies next to the facedown photo on his nightstand, and unthinkingly thumbs over the ‘accept call’.

“Hello, Dean.”

Cas’s voice is rough and familiar in his ears and Dean, so stone-faced and numb only a moment ago, finds himself precariously close to breaking. He just breathes for a moment, not trusting himself to speak.

More hesitantly this time, Cas’s voice crackles through the speaker again. “Dean?”

“Why do you keep coming back?” He didn’t plan on asking this, doesn’t know what kind of answer he wants. Doesn’t know whether he’s looking for hope or an excuse to pick a fight, push Cas away for good. Both thoughts are equal measures of terrifying, though for entirely different reasons. “I mean, you always leave, and I get that part.” Who’d want to stick around and put up with his shit? His own mother hadn’t lasted more than a month. “But you keep coming back.” His voice cracks on the last word. Cas’s understanding of him always feels like it’s in extremes: sometimes Dean feels as though Cas can look into him and see every atom, look past every ounce of self-loathing and posturing and macho bullshit and all but read his every thought. But other times, it’s like he doesn’t have a fucking clue and Dean desperately hopes this time it’s the latter, that Cas can’t hear how quickly Dean’s threadbare heart is unraveling.

There’s a long, unbearable pause. Dean is a split second away from just hanging up and erasing this whole disaster from his memory when a long, staticky sigh breaks the quiet. “Mary left, didn’t she.”

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Live Free, Chapter 13: Fight to the Death!!  Mike vs. Motorcity!

On Ao3

Chapter Summary: What will happen now that Mike’s broken the implant? Will Julie make up with her friends? What is Kane’s final plan? IS EVERYONE GOING TO DIE?! Hold your ponies, lady-girls.  We’re gettin’ to the tasty bits.

Art and writing by @splickedylit and @toastyhat

Update

Sup guys? We wanted to give you guys an update about what will be going on here in the next month.

I know we tend to go quiet every once and a while since both of us have unpredictable lives that just love making us busy as all hell, but this time we are letting you guys know ahead of time. We might not be as active with mini comics and doodles as we have been the past few weeks. The reason for this is because of the main series of comics for this blog have been neglected. We seriously need to get back to working on those and putting our focus there if we want to move the full story/stories of this blog along. We only have three more big comics left till we get to the first arc/story event and we should have already been there a few months ago.

So hopefully you can continue to hang in here with us as we finish these next three comics and prep the blog for the arc. After the new two comics come out, we will also post an Update about the upcoming arc and a hint image to what it’s going to be about. So look out for that eventually. 

Some doodles, asks, and minicomics will still come out, but not as much as it has been. Also the milestone comics will get finished, they will just take a bit. We apologize for the wait/delay. We need clones so we can do this faster. 

In other news, we have also made a Coffee button for this blog and our personal ones. It’s there if you ever wanna help wake us up to get working on these comics faster.  

Thank you all for finding interest in RB and sticking around! It means a lot to us and we love you guys~ <3 

~ Sol and Poisond 

  • me: hey mom and dad can we go
  • them: yep
  • them: continues talking
  • me: seriously im tired can we go
  • them: yeah lets go
  • them: continues talking
  • me: i want to leave
  • them: okay honey
  • them: continues talking
  • me: mom. dad.
  • them: okay, okay, we're leaving
  • them: continues talking
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The stars in the sky can’t come together as one, a red bouquet of flowers for the final performance

anonymous asked:

*realizes the name of this blog and what it is, but when having discussions on the actual myths would like some actual sources when requested, not just 'i made it up', please*

I have to admit, I must side with anon on this. Or at least, we have to make it clear if it’s an interpretation or fact. I was actually about to comment on this, anon. Thanks for being someone else to bring it up though and making me seem like a little less of an asshole and someone with valid concerns about it.

Also, in most cases, evidence I personally use will be on theoi.com as I like the fact it quotes actual work and try to use it as much as possible.

Trump: Look at what happened last night in Sweden! SWEDEN! Who would’ve thought? Sweden. They took in large numbers and they’re having problems like they never had before.

Sweden: …….*cricket noise*….. Bro nothing happened last night….The tryouts for Eurovision Song Contest was going down if that’s what you’re referring to. That was pretty exciting.

look i’m no expert but i think the lgbt+ community needs to stick together and stop it with whatever gatekeeping bs is going on. there’s always going to be some intracommunity fights and ~*discourse*~, sure, but recent events are a horrifying reminder that nobody wants to be lgbt+ just for fun. please stop it with the ‘you need to be thiiis gay to ride’ mentality. there is no official community registration or badge or stamp. if you’re young and confused and need a place to belong, you do. if you’re aro and/or ace and feel excluded everywhere, you shouldn’t be. if you’re intersex or if your gender is being weird, you’re not alone. as for allies, here’s a reminder they used to be (and may still be) human shields, and that many allies might actually be closeted lgbt, or questioning, and it’s a safe way for them to access the community. ally is a title that is given, not taken, and i’ve seen some bad self-proclaimed allies around, but there’s no need to make the community unsafe for anyone.

we can’t afford to fall apart. we need to take care of each other because we’re all hurting in some way. there’s a quote from the time of the norwegian tragedy five years ago that goes ‘if one man can show this much hate, imagine how much love we can show together’

@iwaizumigo and I were sobbing over the latest episode, as well as the fact that oikawa and iwaizumi are going to different universities, so we came up with a few uni headcanons for iwaoi to make us feel better:

  • So although they’re going to different universities, they’re close enough that they can share an apartment together
  • oikawa is majoring in astronomy while iwa is studying medicine
  • they find each-other’s courses interesting, so every now and then oikawa would sneak into the iwa’s lecture and vice versa to learn stuff and keep him company
  • eventually, it becomes a thing, and they start turning up at almost all of each-other’s lectures, even the small private ones
  • even though it’s technically not allowed, the professors let it slide, and it gets to the point where if the other one doesn’t show up, the professors will just gasp like “wHERE IS YOUR OTHER HALF? is everything okay?”
  • bonus: Iwaizumi finishing up a presentation with “does anyone have any questions?” and oikawa just sLAMMING through the door to shout “YEAH, HOW DID YOU GET SO HOT ;)” and then running away

i thought we’d left those “your fave is problematic” posts in 2012 but when you hate zayn (but are obsessed with him) and you’re islamophobic and terrific at making up shit that never happenned, i don’t know how to expect maturity from you

YOU FUCKERS READY?!

We’re comin at ya with every Australian catch phrase humanly possible tomorrow night 8pm AEST IN A VIDEO!!  


@thestephodimera has amicably stepped up to the challenge of taking on our catch phrases with that beautiful accent of yours ;)

 just a heads up…. 

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and making her grand entrance through the back door with no class-  just how we like the dirty pirate hooker is @le-chat-vilain 

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 Fam come join us for some LOL’s and other things. We’ll hang around for a while. I dunno how we’re doing it, probs upload to Youtube and go from there with your responses/questions. We’re pretty hilarious just throwing it out there. 

indigo-is-a-nice-colour  asked:

It's the fact that I'm Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you downNever gonna run around and desert youNever gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbyeNever gonna tell a lie and hurt youWe've known each other for so longYour heart's been aching but you're too shy to say itInside we both know what's been going onWe know the game and we're gonna play itAnd if you ask me how I'm feelingDon't tell me you're too blind to seeNever gonna give you up, never gonna let you downNever gonn

that’s it meet me in the pit